How to Remove Coffee Stains from White Clothes

Dealing with a coffee stain on your white top can be nothing short of exasperating, but it can be much easier than you think. The quicker you tend to a stain the better. A dried coffee stain will often require some more work in soaking. Read on for our tips on how to remove fresh and stubborn coffee on whites:

Coffee on Clothes - For Whites



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Step 1:

Take a scoop of Vanish Gold for Whites Oxi Action Powder

Step 2:

Pour it directly into the machine with your laundry or in the drawer with your detergent

Step 3:

Wash as usual

Step 4:

Always follow the usage instructions on the Vanish packaging. Do not use on wool, silk or leather. Do not use on finished or coated surfaces - for example, wood, metals, etc.

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How can you remove fresh coffee stains from white clothing?

  1. Try and remove the stain as quickly as possible with cold water. Run through the back of the stain until the water coming out of the other side is clear. This could take about 10 – 15 minutes.
  2. If the stain is still present, mix ¼ scoop of powder with ¾ scoop of warm water into a paste and gently rub with the base of the scoop. Leave the paste on the stain for 5 – 10 minutes and wash as usual (see above).
  3. Alternatively, if you don’t have Vanish Gold Oxi Action at your disposal you may apply liquid dish soap to a fresh stain for 3 - 5 minutes before washing.
    All the tips suggested about can also be applied to your carpet, bed linen and towels.

How can you remove stubborn coffee stains?

For fresh stains, a little cold water could be all you need. However to correctly remove an old coffee stain, soaking is essential, and overall, this task can be much tougher than a fresh stain. Vanish Gold for Whites Oxi Action Powder can be used to remove the stain effectively.

  1. Pre-treat the stain as directed above
  2. Before putting the stained piece of clothing in the wash, soak for up to 5 minutes using Vanish Gold for Whites Oxi Action Powder.
  3. Avoid ironing or drying the shirt in the clothes dryer if the stain persists. This is because any heat applied in this manner is likely to make the stain permanent. You may hold your clothing up to the light to ensure that no coffee stain remains, and if does, keep repeating the steps above.1
  4. If you need your boost in the morning, avoiding a coffee stain is no easy feat. We have provided you with top coffee stain removal tips so that if the time comes, you will not be found wanting. Read all about the various types of coffee and how they can stain your clothing differently.

How to remove coffee stains from clothing?

Meeting room mishap? Follow this tutorial and find out the best way to make sure getting rid of coffee stains is as simple and straightforward as possible. Top Tip: Don't let it dry. Keep it damp with water until you get home. Use This: Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder. First, pre-treat the stain.

  1. Fill ¼ scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder and add ¾ scoop of warm water (40°C maximum), mix well and apply to your stain.
  2. Rub in using the base of your scoop which is specifically designed rubbing heads help work Vanish into the stain. 
  3. Leave on stain for 10 minutes max, you’ll see it's already disappearing.
  4. Then, put your clothes in the wash. Take one scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder and add it to your laundry detergent
  5. Then just wash as usual. Vanish gets to work quickly on your stain.

Now you’re all cleaned up – it’s back to business as usual.


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